Monday, January 17, 2022

2022 Most Anticipated Movies and Television

Today I am sharing what movies and television I am looking forward to this year. It's a mix of stuff releasing soon and other stuff scheduled to be released later in the year.

Due to the state of *gestures around* these release dates are subject to change as things with the pandemic change. Here is hoping we get most of these on schedule.

These are also not in any real order. I am not going to list the current release dates since they are definitely subject to change (and some don't even one set at this time).

First up are the ten movies I cannot wait to see this year:

1. Elvis (Baz Luhrmann)

I love Baz Luhrmann's movies and him making a film about Elvis Presley makes so much sense. I have been hearing nothing but amazing things about Austin Butler (who is playing Elvis) and the teaser that Baz released certainly looks promising.

2. Babylon

This is Damien Chazelle's newest and has an incredible cast (Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt and Tobey Maguire to name a few). It is supposed to be set during the time when silent pictures transferred into talkies. I can fascinated by classic Hollywood and this has a lot of promise. I cannot wait to see what this film looks like. 

3. Don't Worry Darling

I loved Olivia Wilde's Booksmart and have been looking forward to her next directorial offering. This seems to be more of a thriller and it is set in the 50s. It also boasts a buzzy cast and that means a lot of interest.

4. The Batman

I love the gritty tone and feel of the trailers. I love what Robert Pattinson is doing with the role of Batman. Love what I am seeing from Zoe Kravitz's Catwoman. It is going to be a huge movie this year and I bet lots of you have it on your list as well.

5. The Lost City

 This is Sandra Bullock's new movie and it looks like so much fun. She plays a writer of romance novels who ends up on an adventure with the model used on the cover of her books (who is played by Channing Tatum). It reminds me a little or Romancing the Stone and seems like a fun girls night out movie.

6. Scream

This is technically out now (it just released on the weekend) BUT since my theatres are closed due to the pandemic at the moment I am keeping it on my list. The original Scream is one of my favourite movies and I am very excited to return to Woodsboro. 

7. Blonde

This movie was delayed from its original release date and is now coming out this year. I have wanted to watch it since seeing the photos of Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe. She looks incredible. I cannot wait to finally see this as I have heard A LOT about the book it is based on.

8. Boston Strangler

This film caught my eye because it is about Loretta McLaughlin and Jean Cole who are the reporters who first connected the Boston Strangler murders. I know the basics about this particular case, and didn't know it was these two women who made the connection. Kiera Knightley and Carrie Coon are attached which makes me even more excited as I love both of them.

9. My Policeman

This caught my eye because of the casting of Harry Styles. It is also an adaptation of a book that is fairly well known. It revolves around a a trio of people who when they reunite after forty years have to deal with events that happened in their past. 

10. Nope

I was basically sold on this because it is Jordan Peele's new film. No plot details are known, but I am going to guess that it'll be another thought provoking horror movie. I cannot wait to find out more and to eventually see this in theatres.

My television list has a mix of both returning and new series on it. Again, release dates will not be provided as they are subject to change (and some do not have them as of yet).

Here are the eight television series that I cannot wait to watch this year:

1. Stranger Things (season 4)

I have been desperate for the next season since I finished season three. This has taken a little longer than expected to get here, but we'll finally be able to watch it as some point this summer. 

2. Daisy Jones & the Six

I love the book (by Tayler Jenkins Reid) this series will be based on and am very excited about the casting. I cannot wait to become obsessed with both this show and the soundtrack when it releases. 

3. Pam & Tommy

My initial interest in this was the casting of Sebastian Stan. My interest only increased when the first look photos were released (seriously, how much does Lily James look like Pamela Anderson in this?!). The trailer was what cemented me watching this. It looks really different compared to what I was expecting and dare I hope it delves in to how Pamela was treated compared to Tommy when their sex tape was released.

4.The Staircase

HBO series are extremely my thing and this mixes that with true crime so naturally I was going to be interested. The casting is interesting and I am looking forward to seeing if this produces the kind of online conversation I think it will.

5. American Gigolo

I have never seen the Richard Gere movie of the same name, but I read the synopsis and it sounds interesting. I also happen to like Jon Bernthal so I am willing to check it out. It seems like it'll have a mystery at the center of the show which also piques my interest.

9. Conversations With Friends

I really enjoyed the book of the same name (by Sally Rooney) and was thrilled to find out it was going to be a television series. I hope it is as good as I am anticipating it will be. I know plenty of people who loved the adaptation of her other book (Normal People) so hopefully this is just as good.

7. Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

This has Evan Peters playing Jeffrey Dahmer so I was going to watch it regardless, but I like that the story will be filtered through the lens of one of his neighbours who called the police numerous times about Dahmer's behaviour. It also wants to delve in to the numerous times that Jeffrey was almost apprehended but ultimately released. This perspective sounds interesting and I cannot wait to see what Evan Peters does with the role.

8.  Love and Death

This has Elizabeth Olsen in it and I am curious to see her in something outside of her playing Wanda. It is another HBO show that focuses on the true story of the murder of Betty Gore (Lily Rabe) by Candy Montgomery (Elizabeth Olsen). I don't know anything about this particular case but I am excited about the cast as I love both women who are the leads. 

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